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From reflective practice to holistic reflexivity
ABSTRACT Schon's formative and influential notion of ‘reflective practice˚s is in danger of being widely adopted in higher education without rigorous interrogation of the central notion ofExpand
Broadening conceptions of learning in medical education: the message from teamworking
  • A. Bleakley
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Medical education
  • 1 February 2006
Background  There is a mismatch between the broad range of learning theories offered in the wider education literature and a relatively narrow range of theories privileged in the medical educationExpand
The transition from medical student to junior doctor: today’s experiences of Tomorrow’s Doctors
Medical Education 2010: 44: 449–458
Medical Education for the Future: Identity, Power and Location
The role of the patient in medical education in terms of identity, power and location is explored, providing a fundamental reconceptualisation of medical teaching and learning, with an emphasis upon learning at the bedside and in the clinic. Expand
Stories as data, data as stories: making sense of narrative inquiry in clinical education *
  • A. Bleakley
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Medical education
  • 1 May 2005
This work states that narrative inquiry is a form of qualitative research that takes story as either its raw data or its product, and that a tension exists in the field of narrative inquiry between cognitive‐ orientated analytical methods and affective‐orientated methods of synthesis. Expand
Students Learning from Patients: Let’s Get Real in Medical Education
  • A. Bleakley, J. Bligh
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Advances in health sciences education : theory…
  • 1 March 2008
Drawing on contemporary poststructuralist theory of text and identity construction, and on innovative models of work-based learning, the potential quality of relationship between student and patient is articulated in terms of collaborative knowledge production, involving close reading with the patient as text, through dialogue. Expand
Writing With Invisible Ink: Narrative, confessionalism and reflective practice
Reflection on practice through the medium of creative writing offers a narrative mode challenging instrumental approaches to reflection as logico-scientific knowing. However, such creative writingExpand
Emotional Intelligence Medical Education: Measuring the Unmeasurable?
The construct of emotional intelligence (EI) has gained increasing popularity over the last 10 years and now has a relatively large academic and popular associated literature. EI is beginning to beExpand
Gender matters in medical education
  • A. Bleakley
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Medical education
  • 1 January 2013
Context  Women are in the majority in terms of entry to medical schools worldwide and will soon represent the majority of working doctors. This has been termed the ‘feminising’ of medicine. InExpand
‘Your creativity or mine?’: a typology of creativities in higher education and the value of a pluralistic approach
While there is agreement that creativity is central to teaching, learning and curriculum in higher education, what is meant by creativity is not always clear. The term is often employed uncritically,Expand